Swenson receives Medal of Honor

Four years after surviving a brutal firefight in a remote Afghanistan valley that claimed the lives of five Americans, retired U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson received the Medal of Honor.

Swenson, 34, is credited with risking his life to help save his fellow troops and recover bodies, feats that President Obama recounted as he presented Swenson with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration.

Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/for-medal-of-honor-recipient-capt-william-swenson-a-rocky-path-to-the-white-house/2013/10/12/2be06742-2f7c-11e3-bbed-a8a60c601153_story.html

US Army Capt. William Swenson (Ret.) Receives Medal of Honor
US Army Capt. William Swenson (Ret.) Receives Medal of Honor

For more on the Battle of Ganjgal, check out this story from Donald J. Mihalek, “Six Hours in Hell,” originally published in the May 2012 issue of Tactical Weapons.

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